down-and-outer love


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  • n. Someone who is down and out.


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  • So they kind of related to all that, I guess, the songs I chose, very little of love songs, very few - mostly, you know, songs about the down-and-outer.

    Johnny Cash: A Ghost Rider, Still Stirring Souls

  • He possessed at least one quality of a successful undercover store detective: With his faded jeans and what might have been a crew cut four or five months ago, he looked like a down-and-outer who wasn't above a bit of shoplifting himself if the opportunity came his way.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • It was enough that K-L was a freesoil planet none of the Concerns or Starcorps cared a damn about, where nobody asked a down-and-outer nosy questions and the living was easy.

    Perseus Spur

  • No wonder he resents (or is it idolizes?) a faux down-and-outer like Mr. Waits; Mr. Pahl is much more convincingly weird.

    Twenty Songs From 1997: A Mixed Tape With Shake Appeal

  • The effect was like watching a master class with Laurence Olivier, in which the actor transformed himself, without stripping a gear, into a tragic Shakespearean hero, a seedy John Osborne down-and-outer and a fop according to Congreve.

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  • Too many of the interiors are still Gordon Willis dark without Godfather justification, the tomb of Don's bachelor apartment now that he and Betty have divorced looking like the shabby last stop of a down-and-outer in a transient hotel than the temporary way-station of a studly creative sensation taking Madison Avenue by storm and exerting fascination wherever he scowls.

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  • That novel, which we might call a postmodern literary noir, revolves around a private eye with Tourette syndrome; in "The Little Sleep," the detective narrator, a South Boston down-and-outer named Mark Genevich, suffers from narcolepsy, which makes him fall asleep at the most inconvenient times.


  • Seems Henry was a down-and-outer, a petty thief, when they first met.

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  • a sure enough down-and-outer I'll do the best I can.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots

  • Beggars, street-walkers, any sort of old down-and-outer interests him, if it's hard luck they're talking. "

    The Tyranny of Weakness


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